Title IX Information
In compliance with the new requirements of Title IX, the District has adopted Ozark School Board Policy ACA: Sexual Harassment Under Title IX which states in part:
The Ozark R-VI School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, including employment and admissions, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). All forms of sex-based discrimination are prohibited in the district. Ozark School Board Policy ACA focuses exclusively on sexual harassment as defined in Title IX that occurs within the education programs and activities of the district. However, the district will respond promptly to investigate and address any report of sexual harassment.
Sexual Harassment Under Title IX is defined as conduct on the basis of sex within the scope of the districts education programs or activities that satifies one or more of the following:
- An employee of the district conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit,or service of the district on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
- Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the districts education program or activity; or
- "Sexual assault" as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), "dating violence" as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(10), "domestic violence" as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8) or "stalking" as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30).
See the “Definitions Applicable to this Policy” section of Policy ACA p. 21-24.
Reporting Sexual Harassment or Title IX Retaliation
All school employees must immediately report to the Title IX Coordinator any incident or behavior that could constitute sexual harassment or Title IX Retaliation. Any person may report sexual harassment or Title IX retaliation regardless of whether the person is the alleged victim (complainant). Reports can be made in person and by mail, telephone, email, or any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person's verbal or written report. Reports may be made at any time, including during non-business hours by using the telephone, email, or office address listed below. To initiate a written report refer to the following form and contact the Title IX Coordinator listed below:
Sexual Harassment Under Title IX (Report of Sexual Harassment) FILE: ACA-AF1
Title IX Coordinator contact information:
Jeff Simpson - Title IX Coordinator, Executive Director Special Services
1600 W Jackson Ozark Mo. 65721
In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, 34 C.F.R. § 106.45 (b)(10), the District has provided required training to all Title IX personnel including the District’s Title IX Coordinator(s), Investigator(s), Decisionmakers, and Appeals Officers. This training can be accessed by viewing the link(s) below:
The District has provided required Title IX training to all staff via Safe School video titled, “Title IX Compliance Overview”. Topics covered include the role of legal precedent, regulatory and sub regulatory guidance related to Title IX; relevant terminology used in Title IX guidance; and guidelines school districts must follow to remain in compliance with the law. Additionally, all staff are trained to report knowledge of sexual harassment or retaliation to the Title IX Coordinator.